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house rule

a rule that is used in a game only in a specific place, as a particular casino, or only among a certain group of players.
Origin of house rule
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is a house rule, Mr. Fowle,” she said, “that the girls are forbidden to talk during working hours.

    The Bartlett Mystery Louis Tracy

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